Ja Morant has been as good as advertised early in his rookie season. Tonight, we nearly lost him. Morant tried to throw down a poster dunk during a loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday night and landed awkwardly, basically folding his leg beneath himself.
That is a terrifying landing and if you told me that the result of that video was a season-ending injury, I'd believe you. Instead, Morant stayed in the game. He didn't do much the rest of the way, but he lived to play another day.
Morant finished with 23 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds.